The Battle of Poltava is widely believed to have been the beginning of Sweden's decline as a Great Power, as the tsardom of Russia took their place as the leading nation of north-eastern Europe. The battle also bears some importance in Ukrainian national history: indeed, hetman Ivan Mazepa sided with the Swedes, as he sought to create an uprising in Ukraine, against the tsardom.

The Battle of Poltava is widely believed to have been the beginning of Sweden's decline as a Great Power, as the tsardom of Russia took their place as the leading nation of north-eastern Europe. The battle also bears some importance in Ukrainian national history: indeed, hetman Ivan Mazepa sided with the Swedes, as he sought to create an uprising in Ukraine, against the tsardom.

File:King's colour Karl XII.jpg-"The Battle of Poltava." Personal standard of Charles XII, captured during the Battle of Poltava (Peter and Paul Fortress, the Commandant's House, the exhibition "History of St. Petersburg - Petrograd. 1703-1918")

File:King's colour Karl XII.jpg-"The Battle of Poltava." Personal standard of Charles XII, captured during the Battle of Poltava (Peter and Paul Fortress, the Commandant's House, the exhibition "History of St. Petersburg - Petrograd. 1703-1918")

Battle of Poltava - The most grandiose of Mikhail Lomonosov's mosaics depicts the Battle of Poltava.

Battle of Poltava - The most grandiose of Mikhail Lomonosov's mosaics depicts the Battle of Poltava.

Pieter Picart. Poltava battle 27 June 1709. Engraved cyrillic letters ("civil type"). Fargment of engraving. 174?. П. Пикарт. Полтавское сражение 27 июня 1709 г. Санкт-Петербург. 174?.

Pieter Picart. Poltava battle 27 June 1709. Engraved cyrillic letters ("civil type"). Fargment of engraving. 174?. П. Пикарт. Полтавское сражение 27 июня 1709 г. Санкт-Петербург. 174?.

Figurine für den Herrenrock zum militärischen Staatskleid Augusts des Starken von 1709, i.0029, Rüstkammer/SKD, für die Ausstellung „300 year anniversary oft the Battle of Poltava“ Moskau/Kreml, 2009

Figurine für den Herrenrock zum militärischen Staatskleid Augusts des Starken von 1709, i.0029, Rüstkammer/SKD, für die Ausstellung „300 year anniversary oft the Battle of Poltava“ Moskau/Kreml, 2009

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